It's fine art festival season!
A quick guide on what is a giclee
You may be thinking to yourself, just what is a giclee?!! Original works of art are one of a kind, which means no two are exactly a like. When you purchase a print of a painting it is important to know that you are buying a copy of the original art that many other people will also have. There is great value to the uniqueness of original art which is unable to be 100 % replicated.
When you can't afford the original art that you have your eye on, the next best option would be to think about purchasing a giclee.
A giclee is a fine art print, made from an ink jet printer, on fine archival paper. This is not a regular home or office printer. The quality of a giclee print is superior to all other forms of printing and is the closest an artist can get to matching their original fine artwork. They can be made to reproduce any form of 2-D artwork (watercolor, oil and acrylic).
In order to pass as a real giclee print-
When purchasing a print, you must ask questions such as-
Also always make sure that the giclee has been signed by the artist and numbered.
I hope this helps!!
a New original recently finished
To me, art is very personal in many ways. I thought I would share a little bit about this piece.
When I see a lily, I am drawn to their beauty and immediately have the urge to illustrate one. I love their showy colors, delicate pedals with tiny dots that remind me of confetti and their thin long green leaves. But, as soon as I smell the fragrance of a lily, I am taken back in time to moments that stood still and I feel like a breath has been stolen from me. It all seems to happen within 20 seconds. First I am taken to my little brother’s funeral where the beautiful white flowers seemed to cover the front of the church and the fragrance seemed to overpower the whole building. I instantly painfully miss my brother. Then I am taken to a small hospital chapel room where I was hopeful that our baby was going to pull through yet another big surgery. I feel depression starting to rise up but then in an instant I remember my friends beautiful wedding where she held the big beautiful blooms and the pure joy and happiness on her face. I remember walking into a nice restaurant with my boyfriend, now husband, and smelling the flowers while the hostess seated us and how much fun we were having and how in love I was and am with him. It is amazing to me that one tiny flower can stir up all of these memories and emotions in such a short time.
Lilies symbolize many things for many different cultures and hold meanings for almost every occasion. Lilies represent purity, love, fertility, femininity, unity, amiability and transience. They have long held an importance in ancient mythology too.
When looking at this artwork what does a lily symbolize for you?
Port Salerno Seafood Festival - Saturday, January 25, 2020
Stuart ArtsFest - February 8-9th, 2020
ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival 2020 - February 15-16th, 2020
Old Florida Celebration of the Arts - April 4-5th, 2020
Do you have any suggestions or new painting ideas? Let me know!! I would love to hear them. Or, do you have photographs to share? Whether they are photo's of you wearing some of my apparel or photographs of wildlife or ocean life, I would love to see them!
Thinking out of the box.
Amber M. Moran
Amber is a marine and wildlife artist 'thinking out of the box'. She combines watercolor and ink creating a unique "window" and colorful take on the coastal lifestyle. See Amber's bio here.
Watercolor & Ink Artist
'thinking outside the box'
I have always felt extremely passionate about color and detail. I gain inspiration every day from sights and sounds, including our Florida beaches, canals and nearby fishing villages. My goal is to draw you as the viewer, into my art. I want to help the viewer focus in on a particular section of my artwork while seeing the whole picture. I achieve this by creating a focus that casts a “window” of color on a section of the painting with watercolor paints. I then extend my work out onto the mat with black watercolor paint and ink. I like to think of this as “thinking outside the box”.